990 mud guard

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Maoule, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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    I have a new 2011 Adv 990R (<200 mi.) and was looking to do the mudguard mod. When I went to take out the bolts, I noticed the plastic around the washers was split - the bottom bolts more than the top. The splits in the bottom are ~ 1" either side of the washer. Anybody else come across this?
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  2. Mybrainheadache

    Mybrainheadache Adventurer

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    Yep...bought a new one for my 2011...
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  3. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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    KTM didn't offer to warranty it? And was there a difference in the replacement or the way it's mounted?
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  4. Ranger Rob

    Ranger Rob Out and about...

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    I assume you're talking about the rear, black plastic mudguard.

    Mine was split just like yours from the first time i checked it. I couldn't be bothered to get it changed.

    Still hasn't fallen apart or ripped off but i am waiting for it!

    Rob
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  5. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    Mine is split also :huh
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  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Mine ('07 990) was split at the lower bolts for years with no problems.
    Then I found out how surprisingly cheap the mudguard is...like under $20 IIRC.....
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  7. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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    I 'll have a look but it feels like there should be standoff spacers behind the guard.

    "Then I found out how surprisingly cheap the mudguard is...like under $20 IIRC"

    But if KTM warranties it, I could take that $20 and buy...oh wait, I have a KTM, I can't buy shit for $20:lol3
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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    you can buy 5 gallons of gas...
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  9. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    Mine was split, too, for a long time. Then, over time, the proximity of the guard to the rear exhaust header caused it to start melting.

    I just bought a new one since they are pretty cheap.
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  10. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    Can only buy 3.9 gallons of gas for that here (Ontario, Canada). You guys got it good. At least I'm not in Europe (yet).
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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    In Europe you get about 3.5 Gallons :eek:)
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  12. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    yup....same here. noticed this for the first time last week on my remaindered 2011, bought new 8 months ago. I inch split either side of the lower bolt on the right.
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  13. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    However mine was on a 950A and lasted 7 years/110k kms.
    Cheers.
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